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File #: 20-085    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action: 2/25/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution to install stop signs on San Carlos Avenue at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City.
Attachments: 1. 20200225_r_San Carlos Stop Signs_final, 2. 20200225_att_San Carlos Stop Signs
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Installation of Stop Signs on San Carlos Avenue at Montgomery Avenue, in Unincorporated Redwood City


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution to install stop signs on San Carlos Avenue at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City.

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BACKGROUND:
California Vehicle Code Sections 21351 through 21355 allow local authorities, in their respective jurisdictions, to install traffic signs to control traffic within an intersection.

The Department of Public Works (Department) received requests to conduct a study at the intersection of San Carlos Avenue and Montgomery Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City for possible installation of an all-way stop sign. The land use in the vicinity of the intersection is single-family residential.

The intersection of San Carlos Avenue at Montgomery Avenue is a four-way intersection, which is currently controlled by two-way stop signs that stop Montgomery Avenue traffic and yield for traffic on San Carlos Avenue. The traffic on San Carlos Avenue heading to Woodside Road routinely blocks the intersection at Montgomery Avenue, as shown in Attachment A. Over the last 10 years, there have been five broadside accidents at this intersection. Four of the accidents were right of way violations.

DISCUSSION:
Staff investigated the requests, conducted the study and determined that installing an all-way stop control is warranted and would benefit the community.

The Department recommends the installation of an all way stop sign with a limit line to prevent vehicles from entering and blocking the intersection during afternoon peak hours and to minimize the likelihood of accidents.

Property owners on adjacent blocks extending a minimum of 300 feet from the proposed sign locations were notified of the date and time of your Board's meeting when t...

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